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Valcor Engineering

Aerospace Engineering Intern

May - August 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

There was a lot of opportunity to learn different aspects of the company. You could talk to people in every department and get a good idea of the way things work which I found really interesting. I worked in the design department and worked a lot with initial designs, updating designs, documentation, and development testing. It was a really valuable experience and really showed me what's involved in a high level engineering department.

What I wish was different

The only issue I had was I wish I had a more defined role. I found myself looking for work a lot of the time instead of having a steady flow. There were many times that there was not much going on that I could help with and had periods of just shadowing other people.

Advice

My biggest piece of advice is to go in willing to learn. I was often asked to assist in things that were new to me and really challenged me to think in new ways. There were many times I had to do my own research on the job to improve my understanding. Though the people you work with in design are incredibly helpful and are always willing to answer questions and help you understand what you are working on.
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Design Engineering Intern

June - September 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

The employees were all really nice and helpful. I felt as though I made many friends, both professionally and personally. The work was very challenging but great technical experience. I also enjoyed the company events such as the manager's BBQ and ice cream trucks.

What I wish was different

More of a formal on-boarding/training process. When I first came to the company I had no idea what solenoid valves were, nor how they worked. I had to consult with the current staff in order to find resources explaining the company processes.

Advice

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Testing Engineer Intern

June - August 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

Great environment with some really smart and high energy people. Lots of challenging work to put your mind to.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be intimidated by the high profile projects, every piece of the process is important and calculated.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

Working hands on and building products gave me a different perspective on the engineering design process. It's critical for design engineers to implement how their models will be put together in production in their designs. The amount of time that is spent on how a model is to be put together will certainly effect the production time of that product. I also enjoyed being a part if a friendly and helping culture, meeting new friends and having a BBQ or Ice cream truck pass by every once in a while!

What I wish was different

Advice

Stay calm when you make mistakes and don't hesitate to ask questions or for help. Everyone is very helpful and understanding as we are all part of the same team.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

I liked being able to learn a variety of new things about engineering while working in a supply chain internship. I was able to work with multiple departments and understand a wide variety of the company. Also, I enjoyed the team-building events, including the Manager's BBQ and ice cream!

What I wish was different

Advice

One piece of advice that I would share is to ask questions about everything. You don't know what you don't know, therefore it is imperative to fire away with any and all question one may have. Also, keep an open mind! It is exhilarating to get to know people around the company, and they are all super nice.
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Supply Chain

April 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

I really enjoyed coming to work and working alongside the supply chain group. I've gained tons of experience due to the fact the supervisors are willing to give interns responsibility and allow them to make decisions on big ticket items.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would advise that the person should try to gain as much experience as possible to learn more about themselves, what they can expect to see when working full time for a company, and what Valcor as a company is like.
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Supply Chain Intern

May 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

I liked how I got the chance to work with a variety of people in different departments and people were open to explaining how their department run. I was able to learn a lot within a few months about the tasks that come with being a planner/buyer and the manufacturing industry in general.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask questions! It is one of the best ways to learn about how things are done and how everyone handles each task differently.
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Project Management Intern

June 2022 • Springfield, NJ

What I liked

It was a great experience to gain exposure to the engineering process and learn about all the different steps required. Valcor considers my interests and tries to assign me to related projects. The team I am part of is very willing to help and answer any questions I come across. The work culture was also great; Valcor routinely had food trucks, barbeques, and other fun events.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help
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Supply Chain Intern

August - December 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

Working with the planning department I was able to understand more about supply chain and communicate with various departments to help move parts/materials. Great company culture & kind people.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a hybrid work opportunity for interns to relieve any sick days.

Advice

Ask questions! Everyone at Valcor is extremely approachable and willing to help you with whatever you need.
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Aircraft Systems and Aerospace Design Engineer

June - August 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed the fast pace and hands-on nature of the projects at Valcor. I enjoyed seeing designs I have made, whether it be for a small test fixture or a component of a valve, and testing that design. Additionally, I found it very rewarding seeing a project make its way from the concept phase to the prototype testing phase where I was able to test the design and find ways of improving the design for successful operation. The other engineers were very helpful for any questions I had regarding design concepts or operation of testing equipment. Due to Valcor's small size, I was able to meet many of the engineers and technicians. All in all, a wonderful place to work and gave me a wealth of knowledge and intuition that has given me confidence in myself as an engineer.

What I wish was different

I wish there was an internal tracking system for test fixture kits. I would often have difficulty finding equipment for test setups, leading to minor delays in the project.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions whenever you are confused about a concept or how something is done. The general attitude at Valcor is that we are all working together to ensure the success of the project and our peers. Each project is a learning opportunity. If hands-on work is not what you are looking for, Valcor has countless positions that do not involve hands-on work.
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Aerospace Engineering Intern

September 2021 • Union Township, NJ

What I liked

At Valcor, there is a plethora of experience to gain and I was delighted to be a part of a fast paced and growing team.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Test Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

I liked that people at Valcor are very friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the work environment. I also liked that there are many opportunities to learn in this company.

What I wish was different

Advice

The ones piece of advice I would give is to never hesitate to ask for help. There is always someone around that has experience with what you are doing. Communication is key .
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Quality Control Intern

May - July 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed the work environment at Valcor- everyone was very helpful and communicative!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have taken on a variety of tasks to gain more experience.

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk to others, it's a great chance to make connections.
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NPI Intern

May - August 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

Great overall experience that gave me a lot of hands-on experience. I really felt like I was a part of the team and was able to contribute. Everyone was very welcoming of any new additions to the team. It’s a great way to get exposure to engineering in the Aerospace realm and product development in general.

What I wish was different

The hours for the second shift were not ideal but it gave me the opportunity to be exposed to more work so it was not too bad.

Advice

Be ready to learn quickly and make sure you make use of all the amazing advice that other more experienced workers at Valcor can give.
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NPI Intern

January 2020 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

Great learning experience which provided exposure within every aspect of the production process. Very diverse schedule of day to day tasks.

What I wish was different

More intern-only events to help build a community sense

Advice

The more you invest yourself and your time, the more you will learn. Plunge yourself into every opportunity.
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Purchasing Intern

May 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

Friendly and welcoming. There is a resounding feeling of hope and inclusion from the onset.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get good shoes. Parking is about a 1/3 of a mile away.
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Supply Chain Intern

August 2020 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

I started off as an intern working in the Production Control Department, but had access to collaborate and interact with the various departments at Valcor. I learned about the concepts of planning and purchasing which eventually lead me to being offered a full time position as Planner/Buyer in the New Product Introduction Department. Valcor has a very diverse group of employees who have been here for various years and are willing to help you learn new things.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and ask about learning new processes. You are not limited to just interacting with your team. Learn from the Buyers, Engineers. Planners, and many other Valcor employees who have many years of knowledge in many areas of the business!
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Purchasing Intern

June 2020 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

I started interning for Valcor summer of 2020 in the purchasing department. I gained first hand knowledge into the capabilities it took to make sure orders were placed and parts were delivered on time. With all the skills I learned, I was happy too have been offered a full time position as a project manager for new product integration working with companies like Blue Origin, ULA, and Boeing. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to continuously build my knowledge about the aerospace industry while working closely with all departments for a successful project.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you have questions, don't be afraid to ask for help. The more knowledge you learn, the more it will help you thrive for a successful opportunity at Valcor.
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Human Resources Intern

June - August 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

I really liked how helpful and supportive everyone around me was. Being able to turn to those around me helped me gain knowledge and experience in the field I was working in. Overall a very open and helpful working environment

What I wish was different

Advice

My advice would be if you are ever unsure, always ask questions, there is always someone ready to help if you ask for it.
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Supply Chain Intern

February 2021 • Springfield Township, NJ

What I liked

It was a great experience to have exposure to the supply chain field firsthand, where we work closely with various different departments. You get to learn a lot while working here. I also like the culture they have where recently at least once a month they have had different events for the employees like a BBQ/Ice Cream/Waffle Wednesday.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions, and gain as much exposure as you can. Enjoy it!
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